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Attorney With Death Penalty Case Experience To Lead Prosecution In Aurora Theater Shooting Case

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A gunman opened fire on people attending "The Dark Knight Rises" debut at the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall on July 20, 2012. (credit: CBS)

A gunman opened fire on people attending “The Dark Knight Rises” debut at the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall on July 20, 2012. (credit: CBS)

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– An attorney with experience in death penalty cases will lead the prosecution in the Aurora theater shooting case.

Suspected gunman James Holmes is accused of opening fire inside a crowded theater at the Century 16 theater in Aurora during a showing of “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” on July 20.

Holmes is scheduled to enter a plea in March.

Daniel Zook has served as a top prosecutor in Colorado Springs for 23 years.

He has prosecuted four death penalty cases and one resulted in a death sentence.

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